Shelmalier footballers draw with Bannow.

Draw fails to decide placings in championship.

Date: Friday 7th september                           Venue:  Taghmon                                Opponents:Bannow-Ballymitty
Competition:Junior C Football Championship – last group game                                       Full time score: (Shels)  1-10            (Opp.)  1-10

With both teams already qualified for the county semi-final, this game was to decide who would top the group.
Bannow opened the scoring with two good points. They were very dominant at mid-field and seemed to have very good combined play. Stephen Cash got the Shels in action after a good pointed free and then the Shels started to play. Apart from mid-field, the Shels seemed to be more dominant throughout the field but were missing vital points. Then Adrian Veale struck for 1-1 and the Shels were in control. However, just before half time Bannow scored a great goal by their left wing back and they were right back in the game. Half time score Shels 1-5, Bannow 1-4.

In the second half the Shels seemed to have sorted their mid-field problems and looked to be on course for a good victory. However, Bannow upped their work rate considerably which led to the second half being point for point all through. In the end, a draw was the fairest result and the top position will now have to be decided by score difference over all the group matches of the championship to date.

Team Line out. First half Second half
1. Tommy Moore 
2. Seamus Harding
3. Donal Power
4. Andre O’Brien
5. Niall Kelly
6. Paddy Doyle
7. Ciaran O’Shaughnessy
8. Denis Kelly
9. Conor Walsh
10. Stephen Cash 0-3 (0-2 frees) 0-4(o-3 frees)
11. Mick Kelly  0-1
12. James Murphy
13. Joe Kelly
14. Adrian Veale 1-1
15. John Veale 0-1
Willie O’Shaughnessy for John Veale
Jay Morris for Donal Power (injured)